We are pleased to announce the creation of the MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP). This group will mirror the College’s CAPP that was established on the Vermont Campus in 1994.
The idea for MIIS CAPP started through a design-thinking activity that explored findings from the 2015 “Live the Brand” report. MIIS community members brainstormed ways to illustrate the transformative experience. After monthly meetings in spring 2015, the group determined the need for coordination and use of public art as one method for showcasing the learning journeys and transformative experiences of the MIIS community.
In service of this aim, MIIS CAPP has been charged with achieving the following goals:
- Establish a program of exhibition of art in public places.
- Illustrate the mission of the Institute, as well as the work of our students and alumni, by providing interesting and challenging artwork of high quality.
- Elicit gifts and loans of artwork that can enhance the aesthetic and educational mission of the Institute.
- Involve a broad representation of the community in choosing, placing, and interpreting art in public places to improve overall campus aesthetic, while preserving historical pieces.
- Coordinate with relevant departments to secure funding for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and interpretation of works of art in public places.
- Work with relevant departments to ensure the security and care of these objects.
We look forward to bringing a unified approach to public art displays on campus to illustrate and improve the MIIS experience.